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User avatar #15 - deescalation ONLINE (10/09/2013) [-]
Can snakes feel affection towards their owners? They seem like a cool pet, but would they even care if I'm gone?
#21 to #15 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/09/2013) [-]
Owning reptiles since i was a child i have discovered one thing, snakes are really ******* dumb.

Get a lizard, my favorite are Blue tongue skinks, very social lizards and they become very attached to you over time, when i come into my room all three of them know it is ************* affection time so they gather up here for pets.
User avatar #39 to #21 - carnagejc (10/09/2013) [-]
Not entirely true. Most common pet snakes are dumb e.g. Ball Pythons are as thick as it gets. But their intelligence varies a lot with species.

I looked after a false water cobra for a few months and that thing was a whole different ball game. They are widely regarded as one of the most intelligent species of snake, showing many signs of increased awareness and intelligent behavior.

There are others as well, but that was just a personal example.
User avatar #41 to #39 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/09/2013) [-]
Well yes, tiger snakes for an example are crafty buggers, not like i would want something that could kill me in half an hour in my house though
I live an hour and a half away from the nearest hospital **** that **** .
#40 to #39 - carnagejc (10/09/2013) [-]
Forgot the related pic.

She was a hypo-melanistic one like this. Look at their adorable, angry little faces!
User avatar #24 to #21 - fuzzysixx ONLINE (10/09/2013) [-]
My friend and I are probably going to get a tegu when we get a house. What think?
I have 2 turtles, a Dumeril's boa, 3 cats, and he might get doge.
User avatar #47 to #24 - mondprinzessin (10/09/2013) [-]
If you do get a tegu, try to get one as young as possible. During their young life they are more likely to learn affection towards you. This goes with most monitors
User avatar #88 to #47 - fuzzysixx ONLINE (10/10/2013) [-]
That's what I;ve heard, it also helps with them getting along with other pets. My friend (primary owner) has done a lot more research than I have.
User avatar #26 to #24 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/09/2013) [-]
monitors are the smartest lizards btw so good choice
User avatar #27 to #26 - fuzzysixx ONLINE (10/09/2013) [-]
Yea, a black and white tegu looks like a good choice, and big enough my cats wont try to eat it. Other monitors freak me the **** out though.
#29 to #27 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/09/2013) [-]
I want to get a Goanna myself, awesome animal
User avatar #30 to #29 - fuzzysixx ONLINE (10/09/2013) [-]
I;m sure they can be cool, but the ones I've seen move around fast and tear the **** out of their food.
User avatar #31 to #30 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/09/2013) [-]
Quite right, they are an apex predator at the top of their food chain over here.
User avatar #25 to #24 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/09/2013) [-]
They are pretty neato
User avatar #20 to #15 - evilanakie ONLINE (10/09/2013) [-]
when you first get it
go for a jog in a old shirt
sweat up reaaaal good and place it in the corner of your snakes enclosure
it will become attached to your scent
User avatar #16 to #15 - TopDawg (10/09/2013) [-]
Its an ongoing battle, some say they do and some say they don't. I've never found out.
User avatar #17 to #16 - deescalation ONLINE (10/09/2013) [-]
If I had a snake crawling on my face, I'd at least like to know that it likes me, instead of haing the chance that it's complete indifference to me could waver on the fact that my ear might look tasty
User avatar #22 to #17 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/09/2013) [-]
They are smart enough not to do that, only time i have ever been bitten by my snake was after feeding him, saw another warm thing coming and thought food, not like he tried to eat me he just nipped me.
User avatar #19 to #17 - themurp (10/09/2013) [-]
He will, by smell, recognize you as a safe thing/place, but not necessarily as their owner or as a specific person.
User avatar #18 to #17 - TopDawg (10/09/2013) [-]
I'd like to think that every animal is capable of feeling affection. Snakes are intelligent, so I'd say they can be some what affectionate ya know?
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